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Revisiting The Beatles (With The Beatles)
Aug 16 • 62 min
Part 2 of our Revisiting The Beatles series focuses on the second UK album, “With The Beatles.” We talk how certain originals could be seen as toxic today, what covers are actually worth discussion, and more.Sponsors:Rockabilia: Use “PCJABBERJAW” for 15%…
219: The Academy Pod… (Fast Times 10-Year Anniversary)
Aug 15 • 62 min
Episode 219 features our discussion on The Academy Is… and “Fast Times At Barrington High” for its 10-year anniversary. Part anniversary, part Second Chance Spin, we talk the album’s high-school setting, the top tier of Academy Is… songs and more.Before…
Revisiting The Beatles (Please Please Me)
Aug 9 • 59 min
So, for our next Revisiting series, we wanted to knock out one of the big ones. For Revisiting The Beatles, we designed a series that hopefully will be an educational experience for casual fans, while the research is still intensive enough that long-time…
218: La Di Pod
Aug 3 • 70 min
Episode 218 features our review of the new album from The Internet, “Hive Mind.” Before that, we bring back 20 Questions, the music game sweeping the nation.Sponsors:Rockabilia: Use “PCJABBERJAW” for 15% off your order.Get advanced episodes and exclusive…
217: Chad Dahlstrom (Discogs)
Jul 24 • 49 min
Episode 217 features our conversation with Chad Dahlstrom, CEO of Discogs. We discuss his journey to the vinyl collector favorite, how they continue to refine and improve the community at Discogs, and finish with some Quickfire. Sponsors:Rockabilia: Use…
216: 3OH!3’s “Want” and sidebars
Jul 18 • 66 min
Episode 216 of Modern Vinyl features a discussion on 3OH!3’s 2008 full length album, “Want” (31:58). From their MySpace success, to the surprisingly serious moments on the record, to what about the record is dated, everything is on the table. Before that,…
215: 2018 Superlatives
Jul 12 • 67 min
At the mid-year mark of 2018, the hosts highlight some of the more memorable releases through some superlatives, including…Most Likely To SucceedMost Slept-On RecordMost Likely to “Triple Text an Ex”Most OrganizedMost Likely To Become Internet Famous And…
214: Keegan DeWitt (Hearts Beat Loud, Wild Cub)
Jul 5 • 37 min
Episode 214 of Modern Vinyl features our conversation with Keegan DeWitt. DeWitt, who is a member of Wild Cub, is responsible for both the score and original songs for this summer’s “Hearts Beat Loud.” A father/daughter story where they form a band? And…
213: Justice for “boi” — A look at “Kiss Yr Frenemies”
Jun 29 • 58 min
Episode 213 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our review of “Kiss Yr Frenemies,” the new album from Illuminati Hotties. After the talk, our hosts jump into some Quickfire for talk on Foxing, Death Cab and more.Song clips from “Kiss Yr Frenemies,” out…
212: Brian McNelis (Lakeshore Records)
Jun 17 • 81 min
Episode 212 of Modern Vinyl features our conversation with Brian McNelis, senior vice president of music and soundtracks at Lakeshore Entertainment and Lakeshore Records (Stranger Things, Drive, Moonlight, Bojack Horseman and more). Promo…
211: We Missed It! (Kendrick’s Black Panther)
Jun 8 • 66 min
Episode 211 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is another edition of We Missed It!. Courtesy a podcast patron (the $40 monthly level allows you to pick a review), the hosts talk the Kendrick Lamar-led “Black Panther” soundtrack. Topics covered include Grammy…
Preview: Timing is Everything
Jun 1 • 50 min
A one-episode preview of Timing is Everything, the newest podcast at Modern Vinyl. First two episodes now available at iTunes. Search Timing is Everything or Modern Vinyl. Thomas Nassiff and Zack Zarrillo, co-owners of indie music label Bad Timing…
210: Dramatically Titled
May 31 • 56 min
Episode 210 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast takes on Chvrches’ new album “Love Is Dead.” The hosts talk using the pop voice as a weapon, wanting a truly weird Chvrches record and more. Promo CodesRockabilia: Use “PCJABBERJAW” for 15% off your order.Blind…
MV Rewind — Chvrches (Every Open Eye)
May 22 • 47 min
Let’s rewind to episode 78. Chvrches just released “Every Open Eye.” Here’s our September 2015 review of the record, with Jim Hanke (Vinyl Emergency) guesting. We look back in honor of our upcoming “Love Is Dead” review, set to drop the week of May 28.…
209: I Will Possess Your Pod
May 13 • 69 min
We’ve had 10 years of Death Cab For Cutie’s “Narrow Stairs,” so naturally, it was time for a big, exhaustive track-by-track (6:55). The hosts talk the album’s key 4-5-6 stretch of tracks, they argue the merits of the first single’s long running time,…
208: We Missed It! (Fall Out Boy — MANIA)
May 6 • 75 min
Episode 208 of Modern Vinyl has the hosts reviewing an album they missed earlier in 2018, Fall Out Boy’s “MANIA.” Alongside “Favorites” and “Skips,” they discuss the band’s depiction of mental health (should we expect a pop band to be responsible?), the…
207: The Most Popular Pod (In The Feed)
Apr 26 • 73 min
Get episodes early + exclusive audio: patreon.com/modernvinyl Episode 207 of Modern Vinyl is a 10-year celebration of the self-titled album from Flight of the Conchords. We talk the album’s history, how it holds up outside the HBO program and more. Matt…
206: RSD Award Show 2018
Apr 19 • 67 min
Episode 206 of Modern Vinyl is yet another iteration of the annual Record Store Day Award Show. Here, we dissect the yearly RSD list through our longtime awards: Worthy of a Flip (best 7” record), Biggest Plant Jammer (in its final appearance, hopefully),…
200: Episode 200
Apr 13 • 73 min
Episode 200 of the podcast has the hosts gathering for a chat about the show, their emotional states and more. Clips at the end come from episodes 8 and 10 of the podcast.Get advanced episodes and exclusive audio on Patreon.
205: My Dear Podcast,
Apr 9 • 54 min
Episode 205 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast takes on The Weeknd’s new release (NOT EP), “My Dear Melancholy,.” Chris and Mike, along with special guest Jacob Tender (Bantha Fodder), discuss where the EP belongs in the Abel Tesfaye story, along with…
204: 2nd Chance Spin — In Reverie
Mar 26 • 70 min
Episode 204 of Modern Vinyl has the hosts giving their 2nd Chance Spin to Saves The Day’s 2003 full length, “In Reverie.” An album their label quickly gave up on, upon release frontman Chris Conley said the reception opened up a “chamber inside me,” a…
203: Camp Cope, “Emo: The Musical” & 2018 (so far)
Mar 13 • 67 min
Episode 203 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast centers around Camp Cope’s new full length album, “How to Socialise and Make Friends,” which we review along with Christine Varriale (Allston Pudding). Stick around for talk on “Emo: The Musical” and some 2018…
202: Andy Othling (Lowercase Noises)
Mar 2 • 65 min
Our newest episode is a conversation with Andy Othling, the man behind celebrated ambient outlet Lowercase Noises. Go listen to “Swiss Illness,” go listen to the two released songs off new EP “The Ironic Distance,” fall in love. The first song you’ll hear…
201: MV Goes To The Movies — Spice World
Feb 23 • 84 min
Frequent series MV Goes To The Movies makes its return with an in-depth dissection of the 1997 film “Spice World.” Chris and Mike, joined by Modern Vinyl Managing Editor Meghin Moore, talk the film’s ambitious structure, what it has to say regarding fame…
199: 2018 Music Resolutions
Feb 16 • 73 min
Episode 199 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast tackles the new album from The Dangerous Summer (11:33), along with the storytelling in the LP (34:45) and our favorites (26:45). Then, in Side B, the guys talk their 2018 Music Resolutions (47:00). Promo Codes:…
Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel (The Concert In Central Park)
Feb 11 • 51 min
Part 6 of Revisiting Simon and Garfunkel (and the finale) covers the duo’s highly attended “Concert In Central Park” live release, along with what led to the show, the would-be album that was scrapped afterwards, and our contention with the show’s…
Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel (Bridge Over Troubled Water)
Feb 11 • 62 min
Part 5 of Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel has the hosts discussing “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” They talk Paul Simon balding (and the hair swoops he pulls off on album art), they go track-by-track on the famed record (spending as little time as possible on…
Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel (Bookends)
Feb 11 • 72 min
Part 4 of Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel is all about “Bookends.” The hosts discuss the vinyl record playing a crucial role in this album’s construction, along with highlighting one of their greatest songs in “Old Friends,” and how someone could possibly…
Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel (Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme)
Feb 11 • 57 min
Part 3 of Revisiting Simon and Garfunkel looks at “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.” Here, your hosts talk the tour song to end all tour songs (“Homeward Bound”), the addition of strings in one of their greatest works (“The Dangling Conversation”),…
Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel (Sounds of Silence)
Feb 11 • 49 min
Part 2 of Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel tackles “Sounds of Silence,” an album birthed of a surprise overdub and a non-album single. Come for our pairing of “A Most Peculiar Man” and “I Am A Rock,” along with an extended discussion on “Blessed.” Joining…
Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel (Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.)
Feb 11 • 44 min
Part 1 of Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel has the hosts talking the duo’s debut album, “Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.” Looking back, it’s a record surprisingly light on Simon originals, instead leading off with and quite nearly being dominated by…
198: Tom Mullen (Anthology Of Emo Volume 1)
Feb 9 • 44 min
Our podcast pal Tom Mullen returns to Modern Vinyl (6:21) in honor of his newly released book, “Anthology of Emo Volume 1.” Interviews in the book feature members of The Promise Ring, Dashboard Confessional, American Football, The Get Up Kids and more.…
197: A Band Name Manifesto
Jan 26 • 76 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has the trio of co-hosts outlining the rules for a good band name (19:46). From misspellings, to weird punctuation, to Diarrhea Planet, they hit on it all. Stick around for talk on anticipated tours, the new…
196: Francis & The Lights — Just For Us (Roundtable)
Jan 18 • 76 min
The Modern Vinyl Podcast rings in 2018 with their newest roundtable: a talk on the surprise Francis & The Lights record, “Just For Us” (12:29). The famed producer returns from “May I Have This Dance” era, delivering an experience that divides your trio of…
195: Top Music Moments of 2017
Jan 4 • 82 min
This week’s edition of The MV Podcast begins with some additional 2017 awards (12:22) — Best Video Game, Movie, TV Show, Podcast and the like — while then getting into our top music moments of the year (37:00). From live show experiences, to the music of…
194: Top 10 Albums of 2017
Dec 21, 2017 • 95 min
We kick off our end-of-year 2017 coverage with top 10 rankings, hitting about 25 different records through our three lists. Chris outright lies in his “50 minutes or bust” proclamation, so let’s hope listeners are ready for nearly 90 minutes of AOTY talk…
193: Best Worst Record
Dec 8, 2017 • 73 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about playing some news catch-up. We go from the evolution of Alternative Press, to getting into Bjork, to Death Cab’s 20th anniversary, and the Grammy nominations. And finally, we debate whether a “so…
192.5: The Current State
Dec 2, 2017 • 38 min
In Part 2 of Episode 192, we discuss the allegations surrounding Brand New and those others under the spotlight of sexual abuse and assault within the entertainment industry. It was a tough conversation, but one we felt was needed, especially given our…
192: The Great Pop-Punk Debate
Nov 23, 2017 • 80 min
On the newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the hosts debate and dissect Rolling Stone’s recent “50 Greatest Pop-Punk Albums” list. The conversation is split into categories, such as “Most Underrated,” “Most Overrated,” and “Right Band, Wrong…
The MV Podcast: A Vinyl Crawl Crossover!
Nov 22, 2017 • 54 min
In honor of Black Friday 2017, we’ve got an episode from fellow MV family podcast The Vinyl Crawl. Their standard formula of “1 album, 1 beer,” is adjusted a bit for the vinyl-lovers holiday, as they break down the list and discuss releases like the “Game…
191: Revisiting The Smiths (Strangeways)
Nov 17, 2017 • 74 min
To conclude their Revisiting The Smiths series, Chris, Mike and James talk the band’s final full length, “Strangeways, Here We Come.” Between the music industry bashing of “Paint A Vulgar Picture,” the breakup writing-on-the-wall of “I Won’t Share You”…
190: Weezerpalooza
Nov 7, 2017 • 70 min
The greatest romance in the history of podcasting continues with our review of the new Weezer record, “Pacific Daydream.” We’re definitely in the part of the rom-com where one half of the relationship does something regrettable, while everyone’s forced to…
189: Double Wolf
Oct 26, 2017 • 73 min
In the newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, Chris and Mike welcome Craig Manning (Chorus.fm) to the program to talk Margo Price’s new album, “All American Made.” We also play some “Emo Album or Teen Drama” and talk out a few rounds of Quickfire…
187: Beautiful Melodies, Terrible Things
Oct 20, 2017 • 59 min
In the newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, we review the new album from Phoebe Bridgers, titled “Stranger In The Alps.” We’re joined by Andrew BAloom (Consequence of Sound, The Andrew Blog), while talking about the album being a lifetime of…
186: The Ceremonial Horn
Oct 6, 2017 • 73 min
On the latest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the hosts are joined by Jack Appleby (Petrol Ad, Alternative Press) for a discussion on The World Is A Beautiful Place’s new album (12:46) and an update of our 2017 Power Rankings (53:27). Other topics?…
185: 2nd Chance Spin — Say Hello To Sunshine
Sep 21, 2017 • 86 min
For the newest entry in our 2nd Chance Spin series, we’re talking the 2005 album from Finch, “Say Hello To Sunshine.” Mo Shafeek (Mondo) joins us to discuss the record’s history, the lack of singles, and the obsession with blood. Before all that talk, we…
184: Killer Clowns & Other Beasts
Sep 14, 2017 • 69 min
Join the community: patreon.com/modernvinyl The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about The National’s new full length album, Sleep Well Beast. Alan Miller (The Vinyl Crawl) joins for the discussion, in which we also talk Stephen King’s…
183: Approximately 2 Hours of Intensive, Physical Podcasting
Aug 31, 2017 • 104 min
Brand New. What ever shall we do without the impending, often times comedic threat of a coming Brand New record? Only time will tell if the podcast falls apart completely. But first, before we trek into the unknown, we had to review “Science Fiction.” We…
182: The blink-182 Bonanza
Aug 24, 2017 • 65 min
In honor of hitting episode 182 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the crew talks blink-182 and more specifically attack this question: Since untitled is clearly their peak, what’s the band’s second best album? In this conversation we also talk the band’s more…
181.5: All-Listener (Favorite Albums & More)
Aug 11, 2017 • 80 min
For the newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the gang welcomes listeners to the show! More specifically, they welcome their podcast patrons, those who have subscribed through Patreon.com/modernvinyl. This was the $75 goal episode for the Patreon…
181: Japanese Breakfast — Soft Sounds (Roundtable)
Jul 20, 2017 • 70 min
On today’s episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the gang talks the new album from Japanese Breakfast, “Soft Sounds From Another Planet” (14:42). They touch on the LP’s unique beginnings, talk an artist utilizing older catalog songs, and debate in what…
180: Sounds of the Arcade
Jul 14, 2017 • 67 min
On today’s episode, we co-opt the long-running Modern Vinyl feature “Please Press” for some video game soundtrack talk (10:31). Mike talks a legendary RPG, James is a Nintendo kid, while Chris brings up a strange soundtrack to an iconic platformer. Side B…
3 Up/3 Down — Beck, Quintessential American
Jul 10, 2017 • 26 min
The newest edition of 3 Up/3 Down has us talking “Baby Driver” and Soundcloud, along with our show’s baffling lack of sensual fan art.
179: The Nacho King
Jul 6, 2017 • 71 min
On today’s episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, Chris and Mike force James to give Arcade Fire a chance (15:38). Creating a playlist that spans the band’s discography (and more), Chris talks themes across the band’s career, Mike talks his love of “Neon…
178: Trevor Sensor
Jun 30, 2017 • 65 min
Our newest episode features a conversation with Trevor Sensor, who recently released the full length album, “Andy Warhol’s Dream,” through Jagjaguwar. We discuss that record, along with his love of reading and David Lynch, plus how he’s handled press in…
177: Zachary Tipton (Vinylize)
Jun 23, 2017 • 53 min
Today’s episode features our discussion with Zachary Tipton, founder of Vinylize. The vinyl eyewear company (https://vinylize.com/) has quite the interesting history, while new developments related to RSD, their physical display room, and clear vinyl…
176: Planetarium (Roundtable)
Jun 16, 2017 • 64 min
On episode 176 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, we talk “Planetarium.” The new album features Sufjan Stevens and friends (very talented friends, like from The National and such), while we discuss the album’s history, its use of ancient gods and astrology,…
175: Bleachers — Gone Now (Roundtable)
Jun 8, 2017 • 72 min
On episode 175, we talk Bleachers’ new full length album, “Gone Now” (11:36). Bouncing between the lyrics, varying producers, and our individual histories with Jack Antonoff, we attempt to break down some conflicted feelings. Side B (56:00) uses…
174: MV Beach House 3D
Jun 2, 2017 • 72 min
Episode 174 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is part 2 of our summer music preview (18:30). We discuss albums from Lorde, Japanese Breakfast, Haim (Hame), Rozwell Kid, See Through Dresses, and Us and Us Only. On Side B, we present another entry of Label Trades…
173: Viryl Technologies/Hand Drawn Pressing
May 29, 2017 • 60 min
In episode 173 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, we invite Dustin Blocker (Hand Drawn Pressing) and James Hashmi (Viryl Technologies) to the program. I was introduced to both companies through a SXSW panel called “The Modernization of Vinyl Record Pressing”…
172: MV Beach House — Music Never Sleeps
May 18, 2017 • 84 min
In episode 172 we welcome you back to the MV Beach House for our summer music preview. First, we do a mini-roundtable on Paramore’s new record, “After Laughter” (11:34), while then jumping into (Sandy) Alex G, Bleachers, Amber Coffman, Pet Symmetry,…
171: Revisiting The Smiths (Louder Than Bombs)
May 14, 2017 • 64 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast continues our Revisiting The Smiths series (26:25), as we discuss the later compilation record, “Louder Than Bombs.” We kick off with some Quickfire, discussing tracks by Haim and Bleachers.Get advanced…
170: Clare Norelli (33 1/3 Series)
May 11, 2017 • 53 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our discussion with Clare Norelli (7:10), author of the newest 33 1/3 book, focused on the “Twin Peaks” soundtrack. You can purchase it at Amazon. We discuss the composer, Angelo Badalamenti, the…
169: New Found Glory — Makes Me Sick (Roundtable)
May 4, 2017 • 84 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our roundtable discussion on the recent New Found Glory record, “Makes Me Sick.” Special guest Mo Shafeek (Mondo, Death Waltz) helps us break down the record (15:08), while we then talk Frank Ocean,…
168: Lynette Gillis (Plumtree, Overnight)
Apr 27, 2017 • 54 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our chat with Lynette Gillis, previously of Plumtree and now of Overnight. Label Obscura recently reissued all three of Plumtree’s full length albums onto vinyl, their first appearances on the…
167: RSD Award Show 2017
Apr 20, 2017 • 73 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our annual Record Store Day Award Show. We name our top 3 RSD releases of all time, while also dissecting 2017 with awards like “Most Likely To End Up In The Dollar Bin,” the immortal “Don Giovanni…
166: Chris Brown Returns (Record Store Day 2017)
Apr 19, 2017 • 62 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features the return of Chris Brown (Bull Moose, starts at 4:52) as we talk Record Store Day 2017 and the 10-year anniversary of the celebration. He brought along some important releases through the years,…
165: Diet Cig — Swear I’m Good At This (Roundtable)
Apr 13, 2017 • 56 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has the hosts discussing the new album from Diet Cig, “Swear I’m Good At This” (16:30), and delivering their current, 2017 Music Power Rankings (49:02).Get advanced episodes and exclusive audio on Patreon.
164: Jay Som
Apr 10, 2017 • 50 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has Chris talking with Melina Duterte, aka Jay Som. We discuss the new record, “Everybody Works,” keeping things vague in modern day publicity, and of course, “Terminator 2: Judgement Day.”Get advanced…
163: Top 5 (Vagrant Records)
Apr 6, 2017 • 70 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us listing off our Top 5 favorite Vagrant Records releases. From Get Up Kids to Dashboard and beyond, we discuss the impact the label’s had on our music-loving history. We finish out with some…
162: Straight To Lathe
Mar 31, 2017 • 5 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is 6 minutes long, was recorded straight onto lathe — in conjunction with Audio Geography and Urban Outfitters — and is kinda crazy. We play the theme live on the physical Side A, while doing a host “meet and…
161: Vinyl — The Next 10 Years (Live from SXSW)
Mar 30, 2017 • 57 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us live from SXSW! We, along with special guest Mo Shafeek (Mondo), talk the next 10 years of vinyl, tackling subjects like the listening experience (and levitating turntables), RSD and “Vinyl Town.” The…
3 Up/3 Down — The Pool SXSW Built
Mar 27, 2017 • 32 min
On the newest edition of 3 Up/3 Down, we talk Kendrick Lamar’s new track, the Record Store Day list unveiling, a glut of Stranger Things vinyl options and blink-182.Get advanced episodes and exclusive audio on Patreon.
160: Risqué Anime
Mar 9, 2017 • 65 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us catching up on some interesting singles, in an extended Quickfire. Lorde, New Found Glory, Lana Del Rey and much more. On Side B, we give some recommendations and talk a little about SXSW (and what…
159: Vagabon — Infinite Worlds
Mar 3, 2017 • 64 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our roundtable discussion on Vagabon’s new album, Infinite Worlds. We also introduce a couple new games, including “Emo Album or Teen Drama” and “Label Trades.”Timeline 8:04, Emo Album or Teen Drama10:35,…
158: Jon Gibson (iam8bit)
Feb 24, 2017 • 53 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our chat with Jon Gibson, co-owner of iam8bit. Releasing soundtracks from video games, movies and now, TV shows, you’ll know them from releases of the “Uncharted,” “No Man’s Sky,” “Journey” and…
157: Lunaris Records
Feb 17, 2017 • 51 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our chat with Chad, label head over at Lunaris Records. They recently released the score to Troll 2 on vinyl for the first time. Get advanced episodes and exclusive audio on Patreon.
156: 2nd Chance Spin — Folie à Deux
Feb 10, 2017 • 74 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us giving a “2nd Chance Spin” to the Fall Out Boy full length, “Folie à Deux.” On Side B, we discuss who would make for good Super Bowl halftime artists. Timeline3:48, Hot Follow5:54, 2nd Chance SpinFall…
155: Migos Translation
Feb 2, 2017 • 72 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our roundtable discussion of Migos’ new full length album, “Culture.” We finish up with some Quickfire and Recommendations. Timeline 4:28, Reader Resolution/Hot Follow 11:20, Side A: Migos — Culture…
154: 2017 Music Resolutions
Jan 26, 2017 • 77 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our roundtable discussion of the new record from Sinai Vessel, Brokenlegged. On Side B, we discuss our 2017 Music Resolutions. Timeline 3:18, Hot Follow 9:10, Rank ‘Em 12:58, Side A: Sinai Vessel…
153: Live at Pinwheel Records
Jan 23, 2017 • 76 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our live episode from Pinwheel Records in Chicago. Here, we count down our top 10 music movies of all time (narratives, not musicals or documentaries). A big thanks to Pinwheel Records for hosting us.…
152: Mohammed Taher (Brave Wave)
Jan 5, 2017 • 76 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our conversation with Mohammed Taher, founder and label head over at Brave Wave. They recently reissued the soundtrack to Street Fighter II on vinyl, while they’re now preparing a big Ninja Gaiden reissue.…
151: 2017 Predictions
Dec 29, 2016 • 70 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is part 2 of our end-of-year coverage. Here, we attempt to predict music’s 2017, ranging from new releases to artists we believe will break out (sorry for cursing anyone in the process). The B-side has us…
150: HS Bullies Love Chick-fil-A
Dec 15, 2016 • 89 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is part 1 in the end-of-year coverage. Here, we hit our favorite musical moments of 2016, along with a reading and quick discussion on our top 10 lists. The Side B features some more rankings of 2016, with…
149: Dracula’s Lament
Dec 9, 2016 • 62 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about Childish Gambino’s new record, “Awaken, My Love!”. We talk the funk comparisons (or funk rip off), fatherhood and its effect on structure, and some of our favorite songs.Get advanced episodes and…
148: Ellie Kemper!
Dec 1, 2016 • 90 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast talks therapy, discusses how we’re compiling year-end lists, and answers what we believe was overrated/underrated for 2016. Aka, it’s a feelings episode. Get advanced episodes and exclusive audio on Patreon.
3 Up/3 Down — Nosegrind Over The Pipe
Nov 27, 2016 • 19 min
The newest edition of 3 Up/3 Down talks Drake’s poor taste in commercials, Pup’s great 2016 and a Brand New retrospective. Also, somehow James likes Tony Hawk’s Underground more than Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. Please let him know he’s wrong.Get advanced…
147: Black Friday Award Show 2016
Nov 23, 2016 • 63 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our fifth installment (not our fifth annual) RSD Award Show. This time, we’re honoring the 2016 Black Friday releases in all their glory. This is always one of our most popular episodes, so thank you…
146: Brandon Bogajewicz (Vinyl Moon)
Nov 21, 2016 • 42 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our interview with Brandon Bogajewicz, the head of Vinyl Moon. The monthly subscription service pairs up 10-song mixtapes with interesting, intricate packaging. We talk the beginnings of the service,…
145: Michael…..Michael
Nov 17, 2016 • 72 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our roundtable discussion of You Blew It’s new record, “Abendrot.” We pair it with a new feature, Best Stretch, in which we discuss the best 3-4 song stretch of a band’s career. This week? Panic! At…
144: Revisiting The Smiths (The Queen Is Dead)
Nov 4, 2016 • 65 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is another entry in our Revisiting The Smiths series. This time, we’re talking “The Queen Is Dead,” along with its title track, the great “Cemetery Gates,” and the connections between Morrissey and Oscar…
143: American Football — LP2 (Roundtable)
Oct 28, 2016 • 73 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast focuses in on American Football’s long-awaited return, titled by the label as LP2. We talk if the Owen comparisons are warranted, if we actually connected with that first record, and some of our favorite…
142: Kevin Devine
Oct 20, 2016 • 71 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our interview with Kevin Devine. His new album, “Instigator,” is now available through Procrastinate! Music Traitors. For vinyl fans, there’s a special die-cut just for the first pressing, so grab it now.…
The MV Podcast: Yellowbirddd #2
Oct 16, 2016 • 28 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features a return guest, Liam McCormack. McCormack, along with his musical moniker, Yellowbirddd, has an IndieGoGo campaign currently running in order to fund his upcoming full length album. You can check out…
141: Horror Movie Marathon
Oct 14, 2016 • 61 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about Green Day. Side A contains a roundtable discussion of their new album, Revolutionary Radio, and Side B is Pick Your Poison, Green Day edition. We kick it all off with the MV Big Question, which…
140: Chugging Moon Water
Oct 7, 2016 • 59 min
Our newest episode features a roundtable discussion of the new album from Bon Iver, titled “22, A Million.” We talk its accessibility (or lack thereof), the instrumental and lyrical themes at play, along with the merits of moon water. Alan Miller (The…
139: Survive — RR7349 (Roundtable)
Sep 30, 2016 • 60 min
Our newest episode is a roundtable discussion of S U R V I V E’s new record, “RR7349,” a title which guest host Nick Spacek informed us is the Relapse Records catalog number (should I have gotten that connection sooner?). Anyways, we dig deep on judging…
138: Mixtape #4
Sep 23, 2016 • 42 min
Our newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is the fourth in our mixtape series. The newest collection of 10 tracks includes Jeff Rosenstock, Cliff Martinez, Owen and more from Tiny Engines, Polyvinyl Record Company, Near Mint, Fleeting Youth Records…
137: Taking Back Sunday — Tidal Wave (Roundtable)
Sep 23, 2016 • 66 min
Our newest episode is a roundtable discussion of Taking Back Sunday’s new album, “Tidal Wave.” Chris is joined by Mo Shafeek (Mondo) and Meghin Moore (Modern Vinyl), discussing the ramifications of the album’s title track (along with possible solo album…
136: MV Goes To The Movies — Frank
Sep 16, 2016 • 62 min
The newest episode of The MV Podcast is another entry in our MV Goes To The Movies series. This time, we’re talking the 2014 film, Frank, including the musical inspirations at play, Jon’s nuanced villain and Michael Fassbender’s performance as the title…